The Associated Press is reporting that one American has been killed in the Algerian hostage standoff.
BREAKING: AP sources: One American dead in Algerian hostage standoff.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 18, 2013
From the Associated Press:
U.S. officials say one American has died in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas complex.
The officials say the deceased American is a Texas resident, Frederick Buttaccio. It is unclear how he died.
The officials say Buttaccio's remains have been recovered and his family has been notified.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.